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Muscle Tonus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Muscle Tonus
Tree Number(s)
G11.427.565
Unique ID
D009129
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009129
Scope Note
The state of activity or tension of a muscle beyond that related to its physical properties, that is, its active resistance to stretch. In skeletal muscle, tonus is dependent upon efferent innervation. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Muscle Tension
Muscle Tightness
Muscular Tension
NLM Classification #
WE 504
Previous Indexing
Muscle Contraction (1966-1969)
See Also
Dystonia
Muscle Hypertonia
Muscle Hypotonia
Public MeSH Note
72; for MUSCLE TENSION see MUSCLE CONTRACTION 1998-2006
History Note
72(70)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Muscle Tonus Preferred
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